Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

 

HELPFUL CHURCH INFORMATION

 

A NURSERY AND TODDLER ROOM are available downstairs for babies and toddlers during the church service.  Grace Kneil will be there to greet you and your children. A multiage SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS meets in the lower level following “A Time for all Children”.  Anna Duxler and Megan Lovely teach the class.

 

BABY MONITORS are available for those of you who leave your children in the nursery or toddler room during the church service.  To check one out, please see Grace in the nursery.

 

BE SURE TO CHECK OUR WEB SITE ww.ucchurch.org each week for updates and new pictures! A preview of the Order of Service, Sunday announcements and Sermons are posted each week!  An archive of sermons (select the speaker), newsletters, and up-to-date calendar are all readily available on the website too.  Also check out our Facebook page by clicking on “Facebook” on any page of our church website, www.ucchurch.org

 

HEARING ASSISTED RECEIVERS are available for your use during the church service.  Please see an usher if you need one.

 

WANT A CD of a worship service?  Please sign up on the CD Form on the information board in Fellowship Hall.  You may pick-up your CD in the library.  $2 per CD may be put in “Deposit Box” in the office.

 

WOMENS’ GUILD BOOK EXCHANGE New books come in every week for this Women’s Guild outreach project.  Please bring books you have read and think others would enjoy to add to our bookshelves.  We like to keep our inventory interesting and inviting!   

 

CHECK OUT THE BULLETIN BOARDS IN FELLOWSHIP HALL.  The minutes of all the UCC Boards are posted on the bulletin boards as are the roster for the Church Council and all other boards.

 

Good Morning! Welcome to University

Congregational Church!

 

THIS SUNDAY

 

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Roy and Karen Parker in celebration of their 4th Wedding Anniversary.

 

UCC POLO SHIRTS AND DILLON’S REWARD PROGRAM GIFT CARDS will be on sale in Fellowship Hall after the church service. See next page.

 

PLEASE STAY FOR THE CONGREGATIONAL CAFÉ which will be held today, right after the church service in Fellowship Hall. The members of the Christian Life Advisory Committee want to share the some of the good information learned at a recent church growth seminar.  Marla Flentje referenced the material in the June/July newsletter insert. This is an important topic and we would appreciate your input.

 

THE ST. PETERSBURG QUARTET will play a free concert in the UCC sanctuary at 2:00 this afternoon. This is a practice session before they leave on their European tour which begins in a couple of weeks.

 

THIS WEEK

 

THE CLASS ON “ ZEALOT” will meet this Monday, 23, at 6:30 in the conference room.

YOGA CLASSES meet on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ($5.00) and Friday at 10:00 a.m.in Fellowship Hall.

LARKSFIELD CLASS ON “THE GREATEST PRAYER” will have their final class for this session Wednesday, June 25 in the Club Room.

 

 

 

WE INVITE OUR VISITORS TODAY to join us in Fellowship Hall after the service for coffee, refreshments and conversation.  Just follow the crowd down the hallway (west).

 

PLEASE SIGN THE FELLOWSHIP PAD when it comes down the pew.  Members please sign and update any changes in your contact information.  If you are a guest, please sign the pad so that we may thank you for worshipping with us.

 

UCC POLO SHIRTS, both men’s and women’s, will be on sale each Sunday in June in Fellowship Hall after the church service.  The men’s shirts are white and women’s are hibiscus (coral) and are $25.00 each. XXL sizes are a few dollars more.  These comfortable shirts are perfect to wear when you are volunteering at the Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry.

DILLON’S REWARD PROGRAM GIFT CARDS can be ordered in Fellowship Hall next Sunday for an initial purchase of $5.00. Before your first purchase at Dillon’s, you load the card (cash, check, or credit card) at the service desk with any amount you wish up to $500. You then can use the Dillon’s card as a credit card when buying groceries or gas.  UCC will receive 5% of the total amount you spend which will go to the Head-to Toe Hygiene Pantry.

 

 TRADITIONAL WORD:Luke 24:13-21, 28-31

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight.

 

CONTEMPORARY WORD:

 

Concentrate on the four dots in the middle of the picture for about 30 seconds.

Close your eyes and tilt your head back, keep them closed and you will see a circle of light, continue looking at the circle…  what do you see?

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE to celebrate the June 7 wedding of Ian and Mary- Rachel McGonigle at a reception in Fellowship Hall on Saturday,

July 12, at 2:00 p.m. Hors devours, wine, and Shocker cake

will be served.  The couple will be wearing

their wedding attire.

 

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY The Christian Education Board will be taking orders for personalized Christmas ornaments for three Sundays in July starting July 13. These are the same glass ball ornaments sold several years ago so if your family is not represented on the family Christmas tree that is in Fellowship Hall here is your chance to order your ornament.

 

WORDS TO THE 1ST ANTHEM

 

I want Jesus to walk with me
I want Jesus to walk with me
All along my pilgrim journey
I want Jesus to walk with me

In my trial, Lord, walk with me
In my trials, Lord, walk with me
When the shades of life are falling
Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me

In my sorrow, Lord walk with me
In my sorrows, Lord walk with me
When my heart is aching
Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me

In my troubles, Lord walk with me
In my troubles, Lord walk with me
When my life becomes a burden,
Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me    

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who planned, worked, and participated in last week’s Ice Cream Social.  It was a beautiful evening with good food, ice cream, and lots of fun.  Great job!